Chesterfield  Derbyshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Chesterfield like this:

Chesterfield.-- mun. bor., par., and township with ry. sta. Derbyshire, 11 miles S. of Sheffield -- par., 11,451 ac., pop. 29,039; township and bor., 328 ac., pop. 12,221; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 4 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday; has mfrs. of lace, merino, silk, cotton, earthenware, and hardware, while the neighbourhood is rich in coal, iron, lead, and clay. ...

The trade of the place greatly increased after 1776, when Brindley constructed the C. Canal. C. has a free grammar-school, founded by Queen Elizabeth, and an institute of mining, civil, and mechanical engineers. It is a place of great antiquity, having been a Roman station on the road from Derby to York. C. has a fine church (All Saints) with a twisted spire, 230 ft. high.

Chesterfield through time

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Chesterfield in Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd July 2024

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